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Leah M. Hlavaty
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Cabrillo Classified Employees Union (CCEU)Library


Leah M. Hlavaty
Library Associate

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A.S. Computer Applications & Office Systems (1997); A.A. Liberal Arts & Sciences (2010)
With Cabrillo College since 1993

CCEU Steward, Negotiations Team, Benefits Committee, Classification Study Committee

When I have a little money, I buy books. And if any is left, I buy food and clothing. ~Desiderius Erasmus

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true. (Mundus Vult Decipi) ~James Branch Cabell

Tattoos are cool... Yeah, I wish I was born with one... You're not born with tattoos, dumbass. You get them when you join the navy. ~Beavis & Butthead

I wonder... why I keep so many books that I know I will not read again. I tell myself that, every time I get rid of a book, I find a few days later that this is precisely the book I'm looking for. I tell myself that there are no books (or very, very few) in which I have found nothing at all to interest me. I tell myself that I've brought them into my house for a reason in the first place, and that this reason may hold good again in the future. I invoke excuses of thoroughness, of scarcity, of faint scholarship. But I know that the main reason I hold onto this ever-increasing hoard is a sort of voluptuous greed. I enjoy the sight of my crowded bookshelves, full of more or less familiar names. I delight in knowing that I'm surrounded by a sort of inventory of my life, with intimations of my future. I like discovering, in almost forgotten volumes, traces of the reader I once was ? scribbles, bus tickets, scraps of paper with mysterious names and numbers, the occasional date and place on the book's flyleaf which take me back to a certain cafe, a distant hotel room, a faraway summer so long ago. I could, if I had to, abandon these books of mine and begin again, somewhere else; I have done so before, several times, out of necessity. But then I have also had to acknowledge a grave, irreparable loss. I know that something dies when I give up my books, and that my memory keeps going back to them with mournful nostalgia. ~Alberto Manuel, A History of Reading

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